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Never Say Never Again Reviews

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John Marriott
Radio Times
September 9, 2015
The plot, which owes much to Thunderball, lurches badly at times, but the wild action set pieces, decked out in gals, gadgets and glib lines, are there to be cherished.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
It's a major disappointment that, having lured back the original 007, the film makers couldn't offer him something better than this drawn-out, hackneyed story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
October 29, 2012
I know Bond fans were furious about this movie cause it wasn't an Eon production, and I think they're wrong. They should be furious at it because it's a horrendous film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 2, 2012
An ugly, unwanted epilogue [to Connery's Bond], in which the character who was so iconic and perfect is reduced to a self-conscious joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
May 5, 2009
There is a special place in movie hell for Never Say Never Again. Not that it's particularly bad -- though it's hardly good -- but because it's such a cheeseball experience with a strange and horrible pedigree.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
November 11, 2012
Can we just consider 1983 a lost year for James Bond? First, "Octopussy," then Sean Connery's return in a depressing dilution of the 007 brand - one that ends with a fourth wall-breaking wink indicative less of arch fun, more of bored indifference.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
September 21, 2004
Bond gets worse as Sean gets older.
| Original Score: 2/5
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
February 10, 2008
Like being trapped in a dream inside twin peaks
| Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 31, 2001
As dull as dishwater.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 16, 2001
The rank pall of opportunism hangs over this sorry rogue enterprise from producer Kevin McClory, as he tries to assemble the component parts that make up a Bond movie and fails.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
February 25, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 13, 2008
Without absolute conviction, no action film can survive: if there's no belief, there's no danger.
Neil Smith
Total Film
October 23, 2012
The slick production values impress and Barbara Carrera and Klaus Maria Brandauer are good value villains, but Irvin Kershner appears to have nodded off in the director's chair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Empire Magazine
October 13, 2008
Connery was perhaps wise to call it quits the first time round.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Chris Peachment
Time Out
January 26, 2006
The action's good, the photography excellent, the sets decent; but the real clincher is the fact that Bond is once more played by a man with the right stuff.
Ross Ruediger
Bullz-Eye.com
October 7, 1983
The film's photography is pretty slick and the stuff in the Bahamas in particular has aged very well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 14, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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